Jason Tuell Ph.D.
Director of Eastern Region
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National Weather Service Eastern Region was founded in the year 1870. The organisation has been active for over 149 years now. The former name of the organisation was the Weather Bureau of the United States. It was established by a joint resolution of the Congress which was signed by the president of the USA, Ulysses S Grant. The main aim of the organisation was to provide various kinds of meteorological observations at different military stations, located at the interior of the continent and also in other parts of the USA. In the year 1869, the organisation's first chief meteorologist was appointed, known as Cleveland Abbe. Then in the year 1890, the organisation had become a civilian enterprise, and it was converted to the Department of Agriculture.
The organisation started to provide all kinds of fire weather forecasts and also flood warnings as well. The organisation also established a network for distributing warnings for tropical cyclones and also act as a data exchange service for relaying weather analysis of the European countries, to and fro. In the year 1937, the Weather Bureau radiosonde was established in Massachusetts, USA. In the year 194, the organisation was moved to the Department of Commerce. In the year 1950, the chief of the organisation, Francis W Reichelderfer, lifted the organisation's ban of the public tornado alerts. In the year 1952, the organisations' first experimental public tornado forecasts were done. Then in the year 1957, the organisation started using radars for the short-term forecasting of various hydrological events and also local storms. During the 1960s, the WSR (Weather Surveillance Radar) Systems were established. The systems were upgraded to WSR-74 in the year 1974. The organisation had become a part of the Environmental Science Services Administration in the year 1966. The Environmental Science Services Administration was later renamed to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in the year 1970. The organisation started using the next generation radar systems, known as NEXRAD, which had to replace the previous WSR systems. The headquarters of the organisation was formed in the year 630 Johnson Ave #202. The name of the place is Bohemia, while the name of the state is New York, USA. The pin code of the area 11716.
National Weather Service Eastern Region is an American organisation that focuses on providing various kinds of forecasting services related to weather, climate data, water, weather warnings, etcetera, for the protection of property and life of the US citizens. The current director of the organisation is Louis Uccellini. As of the year 2016, the total annual budget of the organisation is more than $1,124 million. The organisation has over 122 local Weather Forecast Offices or WFOs.
The primary services of the organisation include providing various weather forecast data as well as climate data, that are obtained by the organisation with the help of its radar systems. The organisation also offer weather warnings and other weather-related news for the purpose of the safety and protection of the US public in general. Most of the products and services offered by the organisation are inside the public domain and are also available free of charge.
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